SunstarTV Bureau: Amid vaccine shortage in India, first lot of Sputnik V vaccine doses to land on Saturday, informed sources.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with the Council of Ministers via video conferencing to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID in the country.
The Council of Ministers meeting noted that the present pandemic crisis is ‘once in a century crisis’ and has thrown a big challenge for the world.
The Supreme Court warned the government against ‘silencing people and their pleas for help on the presumption that they are raising false grievances on the Internet’.
“If any action is taken against such posts by citizens in distress, we will treat it as contempt of the court,” said the SC bench.
The COVID-19 situation remains grim in India as the number of daily infections is slowly inching towards the unprecedented mark of 4 lakh while the daily deaths have already crossed the 3,500-mark. More than 3.86 lakh fresh infections and 3,498 new deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, confirmed the Health Ministry.